Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Review: Dark Eden
Dark Eden by Patrick Carman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Just what are you afraid of? Do your fears keep you from experiencing life to the fullest? If so, than we at Fort Eden have the cure for you! But we only take 7 people, preferably teens, and after your week at Fort Eden, we guarantee you will no longer be afraid! Miraculous you say? You might be right, but our statistics don’t lie!
Or do they?
This was a really different book. I’m not sure what exactly I was expecting but this wasn’t it. Which made for a pleasant surprise.
The story is told from the perspective of Will. He is one of the 7. Initially we meet Will while he is in his therapist’s office. Where he does something completely unethical! I must say he doesn’t endear himself to the reader…but over time all is revealed and our feelings for Will change. The fears of Will, Marissa and Avery are especially debilitating. We do eventually find out what everyone fears, and they all undergo the “cure”…and everyone’s cure is different, which made the story more interesting. Without revealing too much…there is a lot of mystery and cat-and-mouse going on which made for a read that was hard to put down. There is a second book in the works which will have to take a completely different path than Dark Eden did…which makes me interested in reading what comes next.
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